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“… we're going to see a clout a clockwise …”

meanings of clout


  1. An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer.
  2. A blow with the hand.
  3. A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.
  4. A piece; a fragment.
  5. A swaddling cloth.
  6. A home run.
  7. The center of the butt at which archers shoot; probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.
  8. Influence or effectiveness, especially political.


  1. To guard with an iron plate, as an axletree.
  2. To stud with nails, as a timber, or a boot sole.
  3. To cover with cloth, leather, or other material; to bandage, patch, or mend with a clout.
  4. To hit, especially with the fist.
  5. To join or patch clumsily.
  6. Dated form of clot.

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